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Simsbury High School Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Sam Zullo directs this program with help of other experienced basketball coaches, parent volunteers and high school player volunteers.  This program is designed for beginner basketball players to work on shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and teamwork through quality instruction, fun games and drills.  The program creates a safe, fun and confidence building environment through encouragement, teamwork, sportsmanship and respect.

Participants should wear shorts or athletic sweatpants and sneakers.  There are water fountains available at the school and basketballs will be provided (if you bring your own ball please write your name on it!).



Parent volunteers are needed to act as coaches, and all volunteers will go through a coaching clinic with Coach Zullo before the season begins. This year anyone involved with the program will also be subject to background check at no extra cost.  Please provide volunteer information during the registration process.  If the minimum number of volunteers is not met for each program, that program will be cancelled.



REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20TH (unless programs reach capacity prior to that date).


The parent volunteer clinic will be held prior to the season starting
 - you will be emailed with more information.


Grade K Program Info
Kindergarten players will be put into teams with a consistent coach throughout the program. They will not play full court games at this age but they will learn how to be on a team and will compete in various games with their team throughout the winter. This age group will use 7 Foot baskets to help build skills at the right level for the kids.

Grade 1 Program Information
1st grade players will be put into teams with a consistent coach throughout the program. They will begin to learn 3 on 3 half court basketball concepts at this age and will continue to learn how to be on a team and will compete in various games with their team throughout the winter. This age group will use 8 Foot baskets to help build skills at the right level for the kids.

Grade 2 Program Info
2nd grade players will be put into teams with a consistent coach throughout the program. The teams will start to learn and play in a 3 on 3 half court basketball setting with occasional full court play. This age group will use 9 Foot baskets to help build skills at the right level for the kids.

Grade 3-4 Program Info
  • Simsbury High School Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Sam Zullo directs this program with help of other experienced basketball coaches, parent volunteers and high school player volunteers. This program is designed for beginner and experienced basketball players to work on all aspects of basketball and teamwork. Players will be divided into even teams with a volunteer coach. Teams will practice and compete together throughout the winter. Practices are at Henry James Middle School on Wednesday nights on the dates listed above. Games are played on Saturdays on the dates listed above.
  • This year our 3rd and 4th grade program is going to be a 5 v 5 based program for both the boys and girls. Kids will be placed on different teams each week of the season and will learn how to play with different concepts and skills each week. Records will be kept throughout the season and used to help determine some final teams for a big tournament during the last couple of weeks of the winter season. Parent volunteer coaches are still needed as much as ever to help teach the right skills! You won't have your own 'team' throughout the winter but will be able to help instruct our sessions. Wednesday practices will be held and skills will be taught during those practices as well.
  • Practices will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 for the girls and 7:30 - 8:30 for the boys. Practices will focus on teaching different skills. The format each week will depend on the number of attendees but this approach will allow us to be very flexible in what we do. The volunteer coaches that are able to attend on Wednesdays will be given a template by Coach Zullo to help guide the night.
  • Games will be held Saturday mornings at HJMS. There will be no basketball on November 30, December 21, December 28.
  • All participants will receive a t-shirt.
  • Beginner Basketball is designed for boys and girls in grades 3 and 4. Practices and games are used as opportunities to learn basic rules of basketball and develop skills in an encouraging environment. Coaches and officials will use teachable moments to help players learn rules and develop good sportsmanship practices while gaining skills and making new friends. Players are randomly selected to teams. Requests for specific teammates will not be honored.

Saturday Game Schedule
Held at HJMS. There will be no games on 11/30, 12/21, 12/28 and 1/11 (8am-11am no basketball on 1/11)

If you are unsure about your child’s program dates, please click on the date range link in your child’s program down below.

Grades 3/4 Girls: 8:00-9:30am
K-2 Girls & K Boys - 9:45am-11:00am
1st & 2nd Grade Boys - 11:00-12:15pm (begins on Dec. 14)
Grades 3/4 Boys: 12:15pm-2:00pm


A photo service will be offered during the program.

Wednesday Evening Practice Schedule
Held at HJMS

Practices will begin on December 11. There will be no practice on December 25 or January 1.

Practice will run from 6:30-8:00pm for 3/4 Girls and for 3/4 Boys.

Additional Forms and Files: Links:

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Youth Basketball Grade k - Boys 
N/A  Sa  12/07/2019 - 03/07/2020
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
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Youth Basketball Grade 1 - Boys 
N/A  Sa  12/14/2019 - 03/07/2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grade 1 - Girls 
N/A  Sa  12/07/2019 - 03/07/2020
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grade K - Girls 
N/A  Sa  12/07/2019 - 03/07/2020
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grade 2 - Boys 
N/A  Sa  12/14/2019 - 03/07/2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grade 2 - Girls 
N/A  Sa  12/07/2019 - 03/07/2020
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$125.00 R, $125.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grades 3-4 Boys 
N/A  3 - 4  WSa  11/23/2019 - 02/29/2020
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Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$150.00 R, $150.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
 
  Registration Unavailable
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Youth Basketball Grades 3-4 Girls 
N/A  3 - 4  WSa  11/23/2019 - 02/29/2020
View Times

Henry James Memorial Junior High School (HJMS) - Main Gym
$150.00 R, $150.00 NR

• Registration is available for Residents from 09/20/2019 12:00 AM to 11/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
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